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Loos, October 1915 Scottish Guards

Valentine infantry tank of UK 23rd Armoured Brigade carrying Scottish troops of the UK 51st Highland Division in North Africa, circa mid to late-1942

The Pipers - Over a 1000 pipers died during WWI. These extraordinary men were sitting ducks as they went over the top to pipe their men into battle. Piper Harry Lunan was the last surviving piper and he said, “I just played whatever came in to my head, but I was worried about tripping on the uneven ground, which interrupted my playing. The enemy fire was murderous, the men were falling all around me. I was lucky to survive. Hearing the pipes gave the troops courage.”

Bowe Bergdahl. POW from the war in Afghanistan. Missing since June 2009. His Dad was on the news last night pleading for his release. Please repin this to raise awareness for him and say a prayer for his family.

General Omar Bradley decorates Maj. General Norman "Dutch" Cota. Despite heavy machine gun fire, Cota rallied his men, leading the way to overtake a German gun embankment on Omaha Beach, D-Day. "Gentlemen, we are being killed on the beaches. Let us go inland and be killed."

Imperial War Museum London

Yekaterina Budanova of the USSR claimed 11 total kills (5 of which solo) in her career as a combat pilot, making her one of the war's two female fighter aces. She was shot down in 1943 and was posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Russian Federation in 1993.

During WWII Myrna Loy abandoned her acting career to focus on the war effort and worked closely with the Red Cross. She toured frequently to raise war fonds, and was so outspokenly against Adolf Hitler that her name appeared on his blacklist.

WW I Veteran Harry Patch. Harry was "The Last Fighting Tommy" to survive the horror of the trenches of WWI, he fought in the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917. He died aged 111 on July 25th, 2009. He never forgot those lost and always made sure to remember lost Germans as well as Allied troops. A quote from Harry: "Irrespective of the uniforms we wore, we were all victims." He was a modest, great man. "We Will Remember Them."

WWII - The Pacific: US Sherman,turned upsidedown by a IED (buried aerialbomb) while escorting/transporting wounded away from the fighting,1 survivor. Pelileu, Palau

German Battleship Bismarck

This is one of many abandoned Russian submarines near the Arctic. When the Russians get tired of their ships they tie them up somewhere and walk away. Many, many nuclear submarines like this lie half or fully sunk at rotting docks contaminating acres around them with radiation. Very little security is provided and anyone can go aboard, although this is treacherous due to no lights and vandals and scavengers stripping them. Radioactive surplus is often found on the market in Russia.

Tarleton's Quarter: York - Royal Dragoon Guards Museum 4th DG tunic and horse furniture- Crimea.

Awesome .. Navy SEAL dogs and their soldiers

They serve.

Lex, a German shepherd whose trainer, 20-year-old Marine Corp. Dustin Lee, died in a mortar attack in Falluja in 2007. Lex, who had played with and slept alongside Corp. Lee throughout their service, was also injured in the attack; the dog at first refused to leave his side and had to be pulled away. Lee’s family lobbied extensively for the Marines to retire Lex before the customary age of 10, and Lex is now living with the Lees at their home in rural Mississippi.

Olga, Upstart and Regal were all police horses and were honoured in April 1947 for remaining calm when bombs exploded in London.


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